In planning a three week trip to Britain, I did not realize that May 28 was on a Bank Holiday weekend, so my options for booking a B&B from Canada were limited. I did find a site which allowed me to confirm a one-night reservation at Heathwick House, which I opted for because of its location and ratings. However, it was the worst of the seven B&Bs we stayed in over the three weeks.
Positives: Windows opened unto a vista of rolling hills and cattle. Room was quiet as it was away from the highway. Conveniently provided a breakfast order form in the room to be filled in and placed in reception for the hosts the evening before. Awakened to the sound of a rooster crowing in the distance.
Negatives: A cool, business like reception [around 5:00PM] on arrival, as if we had disturbed the host's routine.
No towels in the room. I had to find Roger who came upstairs and provided them, with an apology.
The room was dated and showed its age. We stayed in older buildings on this trip, but they were better maintained.
Ran out of hot water in the shower.
A very tight squeeze into the en-suite commode/toilet. You had to sit on an angle as the sink was right on top of you.
Breakfast served with individual jam/marmalade jars already opened.
My wife had ordered the fruit for breakfast. Her breakfast included a piece of watermelon that was soft and mushy, i.e., almost bad and past its eat-before date. My spoon was still dirty.
One or two days before arriving at each of our B&Bs, I would send an email advising of our estimated time of arrival. All but Heathwick acknowledged my message, which would have been nice, as a courtesy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Heathwick House offers Quality en-suite B&B accommodation with beautiful views over Dorset's rolling countryside. In a Gentleman's Residence, set in its own grounds, close to the county's world heritage coast. Heathwick House lies amidst rolling Dorset countryside on the main Weymouth to Bridport road, just outside of Chickerell on the B3157. We specialise in gluten free diets for Coeliacs but welcome anyone with any special dietory needs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Heathwick House Weymouth, Dorset